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PPA Factors, Energy Costs and Consumption Comparison for February 2017 – May of 2017 and Previous Year

The attached information is being provided by the Borough in order to inform Ellwood City Electric customers of the effect the reduction in the Transmission and Capacity charges set by PJM has had upon the Rate Adjustment (PPA Factor) and customer billings during the months of February 2017 through the upcoming billing in May 2017. Comparisons of PPA components (Energy Purchased, American Municipal Power-Power Charges, as well as Transmission and Capacity Charges) were used. The Rate Adjustment is added to the electric bill of each user, Residential, Commercial and Industrial. The February 2017 Rate Adjustment was 2.04 cents per kWh…


Ellwood City Resident Becomes Overnight Real Estate Mogul

After realizing the devastating financial effects all the local vacant properties would have on the Borough, Christina Hoffmeier of Hoffmier Holdings LLC, a family owned and operated company, was determined to make a difference in the local real estate community. Hoffmeier Holdings LLC, an Ellwood City based real estate company, recently acquired 54 Single Family homes in and surrounding the Ellwood City Area propelling them to be one of the fastest growing, woman owned and operated real estate investment firms in Western Pennsylvania. Sole Member of the company, Christina Hoffmeier, was born and raised in the Ellwood City Area and…


CCBC Celebrates Student Success at First Annual Night of Excellence

Aliquippa, PA – On a beautiful spring evening, Community College of Beaver County brought together faculty and staff, trustees, donors, and families to recognize and celebrate 120 students who this year have achieved success in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. CCBC’s first annual Night of Excellence – A Celebration of Student Success took place on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. at The Club at Shadow Lakes in Aliquippa. More than 300 students, faculty, staff, family members, and community leaders attended to celebrate the accomplishments of students across a wide spectrum of academic programs and campus organizations….


State Low-Interest Loan to Help North Sewickley Township Fire Department Purchase Truck, Says Bernstine

BEAVER FALLS – State Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-New Beaver) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Volunteer Loan Assistance Program has approved a $200,000 low-interest loan for the North Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Department. The company will use the 2 percent loan toward the purchase of a 2015 rescue pumper. “When there is an emergency in our homes or communities, we call 911 and expect our volunteers to quickly respond in up-to-date equipment and take care of the problem,” said Bernstine. “But, how often do we think about the huge financial burden all that equipment places on them? That’s why the state loan…


Two CCBC Students Named to All-Pennsylvania Academic Team and Honored in Harrisburg

Monaca, PA – Each year, Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges together with Phi Theta Kappa, the international two-year college honor society, name community college students from across the Commonwealth to the All-PA Academic Team for their academic achievements in the classroom and volunteerism in their communities. This year, CCBC named Kelsey Hudacsek and Leslie Powell as the 2017 All-PA Academic Team for the College. “The award recognizes exceptional CCBC students who have achieved excellence and demonstrate a commitment to their colleges and communities,” said CCBC President Dr. Chris Reber. In order to be named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, students must…


Lincoln Class of 1954 “Nite at the Movies”

Pudue LaCava hosted the Lincoln Class of 1954 “Nite at the Movies” committee at her Mt. Vernon Drive home on Thursday, March 16, at 2p.m. The session began with a pizza luncheon provided by committee members, “Pinky” Maielli, Ilene Gardner, Clemmy Sirimarco and LaCava. Co-Chairman, James Spielvogel conducted the business session that followed. Sirimarco presented the financial reports. James Gillespie reported on the monthly fund raising. He distributed March tickets and they are available by contacting LaCava, Gardner and committee members. LaCava updated reservations and the very positive responses received from classmates attending and those unable to attend. Maielli reported…